Animal Weight

How much does a Tundra vole weight?

It is hard to guess what a Tundra vole weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Tundra vole (Microtus oeconomus) on average weights 33 grams (0.07 lbs).

The Tundra vole is from the family Muridae (genus: Microtus). It is usually born with about 2 grams (0 lbs). They can live for up to 1.75 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.6 cm (0′ 5″). On average, Tundra voles can have babies 3 times per year with a litter size of 5.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Tundra vole is 33 grams (0.07 lbs)

The tundra vole (Microtus oeconomus) or root vole is a medium-sized vole found in Northern and Central Europe, Asia, and northwestern North America, including Alaska and northwestern Canada. In the western part of the Netherlands, the tundra vole is a relict from the ice age and has developed to the subspecies Microtus oeconomus arenicola.It has short ears and a short tail. Its fur is yellowish brown with paler sides and white underparts. They are about 18 cm (7.1 in) long with a 4 cm (1.6 in) tail and weigh about 50 grams (1.8 oz).This species is found in damp tundra or moist meadows, usually near water. It makes runways through the surface growth in warm weather and tunnels through the snow in winter. It feeds on grasses, sedges and seeds.Female voles have three to six litters of three to 9 young in a shallow burrow. The vole population in a given area can vary greatly from year to year.It is active year-round. It also digs burrows where it stores seeds and roots, especially licorice root, for the winter. The species epithet oeconomus refers to this “economical” behaviour.

Animals of the same family as a Tundra vole

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Tundra vole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Microtus oeconomus:

Animals with the same size as a Tundra vole

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Tundra vole:

Animals with the same litter size as a Tundra vole

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (5) as a Tundra vole:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Tundra vole

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Tundra vole: